Tips For Camping With Dogs
Everyone loves a camping trip, and even better, a camping with your dog. Taking them on the trails and exploring nature with them. Your dog will love being in nature with all the squirrels and creatures they get to explore with their bestfriend. Safety is always an issue when you go out to the woods. Here are some tips for camping with your dogs.
Keep them on a leash
When you go anywhere with your dog there could be dangers, especially in the woods. There are many wild animals that can harm your dog, so keep them on a leash while walking around. Make sure you never tie a dog down, it could be dangerous and make them fall victim to an animal attack, and your dog will not be able to get away. Some camping trails have rules for dogs, so make sure you follow the camps rules.
Keep A schedule
Keep your dog on a schedule, for example food times and bathroom breaks. Keeping the same schedule gives them the same consistency as they had at home
Dogs get homesick and scared in different places that are not familiar, so keep it familiar to them. For example, bring familiar toys that they love to chew on at home, or blankets that smell like home they can lay on.
Anywhere you go with your dog you want to ask your dogs veterinarian if its okay, and to make sure your dog is vaccinated for rabies, Lyme disease, and have a preventive against fleas and ticks ( bring sure you bring dogs health records with you just incase ).
Your dogs fur will get smelly and dirty, so make sure you bring some grooming supplies such as a brush, towel, and dog shampoo. Make sure you check your dogs skin and fur for ticks, thorns, and burrs needs to be brushed from dogs fur. If you do find a tick on your dog, grasp the tick near the skin and pull gently and slowly away from skin, make sure you have gloves or some form of protection on your hands. Ticks can transmit diseases to you as well as your dog.
Make sure you do a lot of research on poisonous plants that can cause your dog to become ill, or worse fatal.
Things to bring
- Make sure your dogs have I.D tags or micro- chips that are up to date, just incase your dog gets away.
- Collapsible water bowl
- Plenty of water and snacks
- Dog poop bags
- First aid kit
Camping with your dog can be fun, but stressful as well with all the things that can be dangerous.